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Next Meeting is Tuesday, April 14 at 7pm
In Person -Freeport McDonalds - Upstairs
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Educational opportunity for MeCTA members! We are offering the opportunity for two individuals to go to Virginia Horse Park, all expenses paid, to participate in the Cross Country Course Design Seminar, May 22-24. Applications due by April 30.  Click here for more details.  

Calendar correction - the FPC jumper show is on May 24. 

2015 Omnibus has been posted!

Quarterly Meeting Tuesday, April 14th 7pm at McDonalds in Freeport. There is an upstairs meeting room. We will be having a social hour from 6 -7 before the meeting to catch up with friends. This is not a business meeting, members will meet to exchange ideas and fill each other in on what's going on. If you have something you want to discuss, please contact Debbie Place so we can be prepared.  

2015 PROVISIONAL Calendar Posted Here. 

DECEMBER 9 IN PERSON MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED! The weather is looking iffy all week and we decided it's better to call it ahead of time rather than last minute. The meeting will now be held Tuesday January 13.  Details and location to follow.  

CHANGE IN VENUE for in person annual memberhsip meeting.  The meeting will be Tuesday December 9 at 7 PM at the Winslow Fire Station.  Detailed address to be posted shortly.

In Person Annual Membership Meeting - Tuesday December 9, 7 PM, at Governor's in Waterville.  Please join us to discuss the future of MetCTA!!

FINAL 2014 Year End Points Posted here

Greg Eliel Clinic at Springpoint Farm - October 10-13.  Click here for more information.  

LINCOLN Ultimate 2 Phase on 10/12 has been cancelled


Foxcroft Horse Trials Ride Times
September 4, 2014

Click here to view the ride times for the Foxcroft Horse Trials on September 7th.

8/31 Snowfields Ride Times Posted Here!!

Snowfields Horse Trials Urgent Update from Peggy Paine, Event Organizer.
Snowfields received 7' of rain this week causing us to make the extremely difficult decision to re-schedule the event to Sunday, August 31, 2014. We truly know how disruptive this is to your competition plans, however, we cannot control the weather - we've tried!  

Some of you won't be able to make this date and we will be offering refunds; amount to be determined later today.  

Those of you who plan to ride on 8/31 need only confirm your intent with the secretary, Tracy Dahlgren, by Tuesday, 8/19/2014 8pm, though please don't wait until the last minute!

Wait list competitors - once the currently accepted riders have confirmed their plans with Tracy, remaining spots will be prioritized for the wait list.
If spots remain after wait list has been gone through, they will be offered up for entries. 

We are all disappointed to have to do this - we've invested huge amounts of time, money and effort to be ready for this weekend. I spent several hours yesterday digging drainage ditches to drain the course. The parking area had a water moat surrounding it and had been mostly flooded over, many areas of the XC course had standing water and all of the low water spots had flooded their banks about 5 feet on either side of the water path. 

Due to the overall wetness of the entire facility and the amount of damage done to the XC track during this summer, Patsy O'Brien, the owner of the property, will not be allowing access to the XC course for schooling prior to the re-scheduled event. 

Snowfields is now closed to all riding until the event.  This includes the xc course (even if not jumping) and dressage ring.  There has been a large amount of rain this week and the grounds need time to dry out before the event on 8/17.

Snowfields XC Closed as of Friday 8/8 at 8 PM.   We had hoped to keep it open until 8/12 but due to the remaining repair needs and condition of the course, we must close it to all use prior to the event. 

Snowfields Horse Trials Entry Status - times will be posted here when they are available the week of August 11.  

Infinity Farm 2 Phase on August 10 has been cancelled.

Shoofly Ultimate 2-Phase - please note that the Intro division at Shoofly will ride the USDF 2011 Intro Test dressage test.  The omnibus incorrectly stated test A.

News for Snowfields  Horse Trials 
The deadline to get your $10 refund is fast approaching.  Entries postmarked by 7/31 will receive a $10 refund on show day.    The entry fee for the Intro division is $45.  We still need volunteers before and during the event.  Please contact Lila Townsend at ltownse3@maine.rr.com or 207-332-0758 if you have some time to help.  

News for Shoofly Ultimate 2-Phase 
Contact phone number has changed to 207-631-8004. Listed below are the courses for both BN and elementary via helmet cam, the stadium jumps are not included in the videao.  In both divisions there is a "Gamblers Choice". For BN the rider can chose to jump the Sharks Tooth (more technical at a lower height) or the Ascending Wall of Telephone Poles at max 
height and width.  The "Gamblers Choice" for Elementary will be at the Roll Top (2' max height) or the Squared Timber,  fairly straight forward. Half the jumps in each division are max height.  Intro level will have basically he same course with assorted logs. 
Course is open for schooling, please call ahead. 
Beginner Novice Course
Elementary Course

Eventing Camp at Peppergrass Farm on July 1-3June 10, 2014 Eventing camp at Peppergrass Farm on July 1-3 - instructors - Nancy Guyotte, Rebekah Calder and Sue Berrill.  See calendar page for  more details.   ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Shoofly Farm Ultimate 2-Phase New Entry FeeJune 10, 2014 Entry fee for Shoofly Ultimate 2-phase on August 24 is now $40 for individuals and teams.  

Check Out the Horses for Sale Listings
May 20, 2014

Several of our MeCTA members are selling their horses! Check out the Horse Listings section of the Classifieds. To submit your classified ad, fill out the form on the Classifieds page.

The 2014 MeCTA Omnibus is Now Available
April 22,2014

The 2014 MeCTA Omnibus is now available for download. You may download a PDF copy here.

The 2014 Annual Banquet has been Scheduled
April 22,2014

The 2014 MeCTA Annual Banquet will be on Saturday, November 8th at the Senator Inn in Augusta. More details will follow as the date approaches.

2014 Calendar Has Been Posted
March 17, 2014

The 2014 Area 1 and MeCTA Competitions calendar has been posted to the website. Start planning your eventing season now by visiting our Calendar page.

Calling all MeCTA Event Organizers!
January 23, 2014

The time has come to submit your event listing informaiton for the 2014 MeCTA Omnibus. Please download the omnibus listing form HERE. You may also find this form within the Organizer Resources section of the website. Please contact Kathy Shultz with any questions at kathy.shultz855@gmail.com.

2014 USEA Policy Updates
January 23, 2014

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has released their 2014 policy updates, many of which impact Beginner Novice horses and riders. All those looking to compete in a USEA recognized event during 2014 should read the list of policy changes on the USEA website: http://useventing.com/news/2014-membership-reminders-and-usea-policy-updates

2013 Year End Awards and Banquet
October 22, 2013

The 2013 MeCTA Year End Awards and Banquet will be Saturday, November 16th at the Senator Inn in Augusta. You may view the banquet letter, schedule of events, and RSVP form here. Please fill out and return the RSVP to Kathy Shultz ASAP if you plan to attend. There will be another silent auction this year and donations are welcome (and needed!). Additionally, Lila Townsend will be creating a slide show to play during the event. If you have any photos you would like included, please send them to Lila at Lila.Townsend@sedgwickcms.com.

Click here to view year end points and placings.

Peppergrass Horse Trials II -- CANCELLED
September 24, 2013

The Peppergrass Horse Trials II has been cancelled due to lack of entries. XC course and new SJ will be set up on Oct. 6th for a FREE play day instead. Penobscot PC will be providing food booth. All Trainers welcome. RSVPs would be great just to plan parking and food (Debbie Place @ daplace@uninets.net).

Foxcroft Pony Club HT -- Ride Times
September 7, 2013

Ride times for the Snowfields Horse Trials II have been posted. FPC Ride Times.

Richard Watson Clinic
September 7, 2013

October 11 & 12, Richard Watson Clinic (hunters, jumpers, dressage; private and semi-privates) at Carlisle Academy, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman, Maine 04002; 207-985-0374

Snowfields Horse Trials II -- Ride Times
August 23, 2013

Ride times for the Snowfields Horse Trials II have been posted on StartBox: http://eventingscores.com/eventsu/mecta/ht20813/.

2013 Year End Banquet
August 19, 2013

Mark your calendars! This year's MeCTA year end banquet will be on Saturday, November 16th at The Senator Inn in Augusta. More information will be made available as the date approaches.